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Nioh review
by xXWoodinatorXx

Not a bad start. The combat does feel pretty good. I like the three stances. It seems like it’s quite in depth. The story start was all over the place and I don’t have a clue what’s going on. But that’s not really an issue.

Nioh is great. I actually really like the mission select feature. Biggest complaint with dark souls and bloodborne is I don’t like having to memorize where I’ve gone and where I still need to go. Thats partly why Eldrin ring is the GOAT. Because you can mark up the map. Having smaller levels and mission select is a welcome change.

The combat is really good and there seems to be a ton of options to build up your character. Games a high B+ and on track for an A- if it doesn’t stall.

One area that I’d say nioh is better than souls is the ability to change your play style more often. Because of the levelling and crafting system in souls you really only use a couple weapons and usually find a main that you just use for the rest of the game. In nioh I’m switching up my weapon a lot and that’s kept it feeling fresh. I like a lot of the weapons too.

The use of long range weapons, the ninja stuff, and the magic stuff is all really fun to use. They flow very well together. 

I keep loving this game. I feel like I’m late to this conclusion but there must be a community that says this game is better than souls. The combat at least. I had a side mission boss fight where I probably tried 30 times before winning and somehow I wasn’t getting frustrated. It was a wicked samurai battle.

I’m not at the point yet that I think nioh is better than any soulsborne game. But there are areas it’s better. Combat variety, specifically the ability to have combat variety in a single play through is a big advantage for nioh. I’m really liking the samurai sword, the chain scythe, the ax/hammers, and even the spears. Plus they all have 3 stances that you can mix and match. This combined with the ninja and magic abilities creates an incredibly deep combat system. In dark souls when I’m stuck on a boss or area I’m essentially just trying to do it again and again until I get better and recognize patterns. With nioh I have to recognize patterns, but I can also switch up which stances and weapons I use to see if one is more suitable for the situation. And I can also switch up which ninja and magic moves I use to see if there are any weaknesses I can exploit. Here’s the best compliment I can give right now. I’m maybe 1/3 or 1/2 way through nioh and I’ve already decided I’m playing nioh 2 as well as the two new upcoming games Wu Long and rise of the Ronan. I also will probably go back and play ninja gaiden 1 and 3… I already enjoyed 2 when I played it awhile back.

I’m consistently enjoying nioh. There’s been like no slow parts for me. I’ve done every side mission so far. Haven’t skipped any. That’s a big sign that I’m loving nioh.

Demon cat boss fight was wild. Comical and fun.

Current Score: A-

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Nioh is not the best souls like, not is it the prettiest, not is it the most difficult, nor is it the.. well, you get the idea don't you.

Don't you?

Still no?

Ah, then I'll just tell you: it's the best sounding.
«Underrated»